Saturday 10th February 2018 “Samuel More – Hero or Villain?”

Saturday 10th February 2018 “Samuel More – Hero or Villain?”

This talk by Nick Marshall will  be looking at one of the characters of the Civil War in Shropshire.  Samuel More was a member of Shropshire’s landed gentry whose father, Richard, was Master of the Linley estate and MP for Bishop’s Castle from 1640. Samuel is best known for his staunch defence of Hopton Castle for the Parliamentary cause in 1644, a siege which came to an horrific end… but there is another story attached to him, one which remained a mystery until 1959 when a chance discovery in the archives of Linley Hall brought it to light.  2.30pm, The Shirehall, Shrewsbury